FAQ about 24 Hour HAZWOPER and OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. Getting the right OSHA HAZWOPER training is essential, but what is the right training that you may need? If any of your employees are going to be potentially exposed to hazardous materials, they need to at a minimum receive the 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Those in need of advanced training may require the 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you or your employees work with or near hazardous materials as part of your employment, and your exposure to hazardous materials is under the permissible exposure limits (PELs), you are a perfect candidate for the 24-hour HAZWOPER training course. Some hazardous materials include paint, solvents, asbestos, and pesticides. For individuals working with hazardous materials that are at or above permissible exposure limits, you should take the 40-Hour HAZWOPER course.
If you work with or near hazardous materials as part of your employment, and your exposure is at or greater than the permissible exposure limits (PELs), you are looking at the OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training course. This training is a must if you clean, store, treat, or dispose of hazardous materials. Common professions that require this training are emergency responders and general site workers, equipment operators, and laborers, that manage hazardous materials.
Yes! Our 24-hour HAZWOPER and 40-hour HAZWOPER trainings are available to take online from anywhere. These online courses are self-paced, allowing you to complete your online course whenever you want.
Yes, on-site training is still required by OSHA in order to obtain your HAZWOPER certification. Online courses can provide you with the necessary instruction, but the rest must be done on-site to put it into practice. Your employer must supplement your online course with:
- Supervised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) practice with full protective gear including respirators
- Site-specific training that addresses the protocols for your duties
- Three (3) days of directly supervised fieldwork
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Yes, our 24-hour and 40-hour HAZWOPER training do cover these new standards. In 2013 OSHA updated their Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) so that it aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These new requirements now have standards for classifying physical, environmental, and health hazards. The GHS provides you with what needs to be included on the labels for hazardous chemicals as well as the safety data sheets.
Register for the 24 or 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
If you are at all working with hazardous materials, then you need either the 24-hour HAZWOPER training or 40-hour HAZWOPER training. Register for your online course and take your time going through the sections, and then be ready for your on-site training to wrap up your HAZWOPER certification. Register today!
24 Hour HAZWOPER Training
40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
Register using the links above or call 1(866) 265-8513